Dorset Folklore | The Dark Conjuror of Batcombe

In darkest Dorset below the northern scarp slope of the Dorset Downs lies a straggling village called Batcombe, a curious village with one very curious tale.

This story dates from the late sixteenth century, a period of time when Religious unrest and Superstition was a part of everyday village life.

This is the story of a man that sold his soul to the Devil one cold winters night.

John stood before him.

Old Nick, the Devil had answered him.

The creature, climbed out from the Earth and stood upwards, he was tall, dark, and his eyes, his eyes were large and black and they glared menacingly at John Mintern.

The full narrated story can be viewed below.

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